Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Art, Art History and Visual Studies
William Noland works in sculpture, photography and video. An Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Visual Art, he oversees William Noland Studios in Hillsborough, North Carolina. While at Duke, he served as a contributing photographer and editorial advisor for the journalistic/literary quarterly DoubleTake. He was the recipient of Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Grants for photography in 1997, 1999 and 2002, and for video in 2005. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture in 1987 and a Fulbright Scholar Award in Photography in 1995.
ExpertiseSculpture, photography, video, video design for theater
Brighenti, Andrea Mubi. “Artveillance: At the Crossroads of Art and Surveillance.” Surveillance & Society, vol. Vol. 7, 2010, pp. 12–12.
Morefield, Kenneth R. “Camp Diaries (Noland, 2009).” Filmwell (Online Film Blog); 1morefilmblog (Online Film Blog, Apr. 2009.
Halasz, Piri, and Piri Noland W. “Recommended reading: Plagens, Tatransky.” Online Journal From the Mayor’S Doorstep, No. 82, 2009.
Halasz, Piri, and Piri Noland W. “From the Mayor’s Doorstep.” Online Journal From the Mayor’S Doorstep, No. 76, 2007.
MacDonald, Kristin, and Kristin Noland W. “AnnArbor Film Festival Returns, free of censorship.” The Michigan Daily, 2007.
Noland, William. “Seeing and Seen.” Doubletake/Points of Entry, edited by Robert Coles and Terry Lee, vol. Spring/Summer 2007, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007, pp. 30–31.
William Noland, J. S. “Discoveries by Designers: Randall Tysinger.” Architectural Digest, Apr. 2005.
William Noland, J. S. “Cuban Stories.” The South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 103.1, Dec. 2003, pp. 61–80.
- Artistic Events
- Musical Compositions
- Set Design
- Video Recordings
Seeing and Seen. Curator. (2003)
"Seeing and Seen", April, 2003, John Hope Franklin Center, Durham, North Carolina
Exhibition of life-size photographic portraits of white-collar workers in New York, London and Paris.
Solo Photography Exhibition. Life-size photograp
Camp Diaries. Creator. (2008)
CAMP DIARIES is made up entirely of period material, merges two radically different archives to get at the underlying meaning of Japanese-American Internment and its continuing political relevance in a post-9/11 context. The first archive is made up of th
TOXIC DETROIT. Creator. (2012)
Screening of Toxic Detroit in the program "New Documentary and Experimental Shorts", selected by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. from among the award-winning films of the 31st Black Maria Film Festival.
UNSPOOLING TIME. Creator. (2011)
Memory Leak. Creator. (2010)
Dans la nuit, des images. Creator. (2008)
"Dans la nuit, des images", December 18 - 31, 2008, Grand Palais, Paris
A group exhibition organized for the French Presidency of the European Union in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains.
"Scenes of Secrecy: Visual Studies on Suspicion, Intelligence, and Security", in conjunction with the conference "Scenes of Secrecy: Interdisciplinary Inquiries on Suspicion, Intelligence and Security.", October 16th, 2008 - January 4, 2009, Center For Do
American Landscape. Creator. (2003)
Monumental Sculpture-William Noland & Irwin Kremen. Creator. (2007)
Monumental Sculpture-William Noland & Irwin Kremen, March 22, 2007 - June 17, 2007, Atrium, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Three large-scale sculptures produced over the past decade with artist and Duke emeritus professor of psychology Irwin Kremen
Clement Greenberg: A Criticâ€™s Collection. Creator. (2001)
"Clement Greenberg: A Criticâ€™s Collection", Fall, 2001, Portland Museum of Art
(Sculpture) Group Exhibition
Why Things Burn. Designer. (2003)
"Why Things Burn", 2003, Sheafer Theater, Duke University
Set Design, Video Design and wide-screen digital projections for a stagning of playwright Marlane Meyer's Los Angeles/Neo-Nazi drama "Why Things Burn".
Set Design, Video Desi
TEAHAD. Creator. (2012)
Screening of TEAHAD, April, 2012, Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio
Screening of work-in-progress entitled Teahad in the program "Tea, Parties & Americans"
Now You See Me. Designer. (2011)
Now You See Me, March, 2011, Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC
Video design for playwright and Duke Theater Studies Professor Neal Bellâ€™s play examining the intersection of reality television, privacy, voyeurism and terminal illness. Directed by Jody
The Beatification of Area Boy. Designer. (2010)
Video Design, October, 2010,
â€œThe Beatification of Area Boyâ€, Video Design, playwright-in-residence Wole Soyinka, director Jody McAullife, Reynolds Theater, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. October 21-24 and 28-31.
Private Comments: â€œThe Beati
Early Summer Nerves. Creator. (2008)
Empire. Creator, Director. (2007)
Empire, May 02, 2007, 34th Athens International Film & Video Festival
A video by William Noland
Empire takes place in London at Sir Christopher Wrenâ€™s renowned 300 year-old Chelsea Royal Hospital. The military facility is populated by elderl
Striding Towards Silence. Creator. (2007)
Striding Towards Silence, April 21, 2007 - April 22, 2007, Reynolds Theater, Duke University
STRIDING TOWARDS SILENCE is a new work by Clay Taliaferro for 13 dancers, performed to a sound score including speech, guitar, Paraguayan harp, lemurs and pe
Learning to See. Creator. (2007)
Learning to See: Alex Harris, William Noland, Tom Rankin, February 19, 2007 - May 15, 2007, Allen Building Gallery, Duke University
Looking back through time at a formative version of oneself is instructive. I used photography as a means of embedding
Occulted. Creator. (2007)
WARTIME. Creator. (2006)
WARTIME, USA, April 28, 2006, 33rd Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, Ohio
A video by William Noland
Airports, a mall, a Starbucks, a casino, street scenes and television seen from bed--these are the vehicles for an examination of A
Surveillance 3. Creator. (2006)